CEO & Founder
Ann leads a team of talented professionals to build innovative marketing campaigns for clients across the country. A data geek and early adaptor of inbound marketing, Ann is passionate about leading the discussion on what is new and next in higher education. She loves working with clients and is thrilled that, in the past 4 years, Converge has partnered with over 100 colleges and universities.
BA in Business Marketing from Iowa State University, graduated Suma Cum Laude with honors
Ann has been working in the Higher Education market for over 15 years. She has been to hundreds of college campuses and has presented at over 50 Higher Education Conferences. She was also named 40 under 40 by the Business Journal.
She is the proud mother of two children – Kennedy, 12 (self-proclaimed softball star), and Quinn, 9 (Mr. Personality), who keep her on her toes constantly!
Significance, Strategic, Communicator & Achiever
In her spare time she can be found reading business, leadership and analytics/inbound marketing blogs, going to wine tastings or enjoying a workout at CrossFit.
"True leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders." – Tom Peters
What I've Been Up To
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Posted on April 5, 2017
TED Speaker Jia Jiang presented the opening keynote on day two of the Converge 2017 conference. He was chosen to present based on his out-of-the-ordinary topic: Facing Rejection and Embracing it.
Posted on March 14, 2017
Harvard University’s Mike Petroff kicked off the Converge 2017 pre-conference with strategies for applying design thinking to your campus content strategy.
Posted on January 24, 2017
We are three weeks into a new year. Are you fulfilling your resolutions? As you dive into a new semester, I urge you to spend a few minutes thinking about a core concept that changes everything—confidence.